NEW: 'mix it up' cleanout box! swap...

debbya_gw(z4IL)September 15, 2008

I would love to host a quick swap, a "Cleanout" box swap! I'm sure someone would love this box, and have some use for the books that I don't anymore! I'm sending out my box by flat-rate/priority (to help defray postage costs, because books are so heavy!) In my box will be..

African violet magazine, Frog windchime (metal, new in package.)

The Complete Soapmaker, hardcover book- 128 pages, by Norma Coney.

Martha Stewart book, hardcover, "Christmas" recipes, gifts and decor, by Oxmoor house 144 pages.

Donna Dewberry's "One Stroke Painting Course" hardcover, by plaid, 128 pages.

A Country Christmas, hardcover, foods, gifts, decorating. Lorenz book, 192 pages.

A cute wooden window frame (new in package) use is for framing cross stitch kits.

The box is totally stuffed, the books read once!

What's your "Cleanout" box going to have?

What I'll do is pair you up with a swap Pal (you can exchange addresses by email). And email me with what your looking for- example, books, gardening supplies, plants, etc. And I'll do the best I can to pair you up with someone that has what you want. I can't promise that you'll get exactly what you want. But, I'll do my best!

Your boxes can be also be made by 'themes'... (just email me and let me know what your looking for).

Examples, plant boxes- Indoor houseplant box, Outdoor plant box, Cookbooks, BOOKS, Gardening supplies, etc.

Post box contents here! It can be 'general' ideas too. Such as an "Outdoor plant box" with 7 plants in it, such as.. (and let us know what plants will be in the box).

When the swap is over and done, you'll receive a box of something different! Hopefully, all things you can use! ;)

Hugs,

Deb

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

hmm...I like this idea, Deb...I don't know what's in my box yet but I'll know by Wednesday. Do I post what I have in my box going out here and then you match it up with someone?.."sorta confused..didn't get alot of sleep last night".."L"

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 7:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Deb, this sounds like a great idea! I would love to be a part of this too. I will get my box of "clean outs" together and post them when I am finished.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 8:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi Linda,
Yes, post your box contents here, and I'll match you up with a swap Pal that wants what your offering. ;)
You do have to email me and let me know what your looking for (want). Or if your open to anything (any box) let me know that too.

Tracy,
Thanks for joining!

Deb

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 8:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
robin1962-2008(6)

This sounds great! I don`t know yet what I`ll put in my box but I`m sure I can come up with a good one.I`ll let you know what`s in it asap.I think I want my partner to surprise me.I love surprises. Robin

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 11:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
micyrey

hello
I would like to join this one
my box will be a tender perennial box, I have cuttings, rooted cuttings, and plants that are wonderfull pernnials but to tender for wintering in zones lower than 7/8, so I keep them in for the winter.
I would fill a flat rate box. instructions for rooting any cuttings would be included along with rooting hormone.
I'm looking for gardening book/mags, not rilly landscaping or garden designe, but more on the plants themselves, seed starting supplies, nice looking notebooks, pleant markers.

thanks what a great idea for a swap
but what if no one wants my box!!!! LOL
I sure hope someone dose
michelle

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 1:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

okay, this is what I have for my box so far:
an unpainted small wooden box with lid
a unpainted wooden angel
1 Bucilla crewel kit-humming bird and lily design-opened but not used
1 small cross stitch ornament kit (gingerbread man)
a "design your christmas bag" kit..this has three small bags with designs you can use to decorate the bags with
a stamped cross stitch "Mom's are like buttons" kit. This has a saying inside a ring of flowers and the frame and threads are included.

cross stitch leaflets:
Leaisure arts "Flowers for Mom" Book 1
" " "Long ago"
" " "summers remembered" (flowered hat,quilt flowers and basket)
" " "The Fledglings" (birds and flowers"
Back Street Designs Basic Bookmarks 1
Barbara Mock Little charmers (assorted small patterns that can be framed or put on towels or whatever)
Stoney Creek "English Cottage settings" (cottages and
gardens)

Easy Gardening: Tips from Garden Professionsls
two crystal candle holders (I have two other sets)
DVD Yoga "Beginner's Workout"

Any takers?

I used to cross stitch alot now I do stamped or embroidary..the little squares on regular drive me nuts!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 11:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

oh, and a surprise box works for me too...I love surprises!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 12:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Can I still join? Sounds great!

Joan

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 12:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

Nice boxes! ;)

Welcome Joan! Post your box contents whenever your ready!
And let me know what your interested in/looking for. Either by email, or post directly here.

Deb

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 3:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

Deb, I'll be leaving Saturday and won't be back until Thursday. HUbby and I are going on a little "second honeymoon" vacation. The boxes won't be sent before that will they?.."biting nail"...

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 3:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Did you hear that girls? (Elbowing Deb)
A 2nd honeymoon! Reckon her box should have some goodies like Dan got? Darn! But she wouldn't get it till afterwards. (perking up) Maybe you'll need "recovery" items, huh Linda??

Joan

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 4:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

you guys are BAD!!..."L"

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 6:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
robin1962-2008(6)

Since I want a surprise box,I think the box I send will be a surprise also!! Robin

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 11:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
micyrey

hello
I think I'm gonna have to back out of this one I'm just sprading myself too thin, and I have to stop joining swap till I finish a few
sorry
michelle

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 10:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I know what you mean Michelle, I'm squeezing this one in and closing my eyes at the other ones..."L"

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 10:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

Michelle,
Sorry your dropping out! I'm sure someone would of been thrilled with your box. ;)

Anyway,
Let's give this a few more days for signups (including over the weekend). And on the 22nd/Monday I'll assign swap Pals. Boxes can begin going out when your ready, but should be mailed out by the 30th.

Check with the 'honeymooner' before sending her box out, just to make sure they didn't extend the vacation! LOL!

Hugs,
Deb

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 12:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Linda, a second honey moon? ooooh baby! So does that mean I can't come too? Darn! Have a good time dolly!

I will be getting my box together over the weekend and post the contents on Sunday if that is ok. It has gotten a little nuts around here with kids getting sick and trips to the doctors office. Can you tell school's back in session? Since the kids started back we've gotten 4 notes home telling us that our child has been exposed to strep. My lucky kids caught it and now I have it too. :o( I promise to disenfect all items I am sending to my partner! I swear!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 12:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

Deb-Let me look around today and see what I can find. I have lots of old Horticulture and Organic Gardening Magazines and craft items. If I can find enough stuff I'll post later today.
Mariann

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 7:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

OK-Here goes my box is full of Magazines, Books and Booklets. I wanted to put craft items in too but I'm afraid they'll get crushed with all the weight.

Flat Rate Box contains:
6 Organic Gardening Magazines (Older issues and collectible)
5 Horticulture Magazines (Older issues but never out of date)

How To's
1. 'Ribbon Craft'
2. McCall's 'Sheer Delight' Ribbon Embroidery
3. 'How to Fabric Paint'
4. 'How to Make Fabric Bows'
5. 'Paper Ribbon Bows'
6. Cross Stitch '50 Houseplant Designs'(American School of Needlecraft)
7. Leaflet 'Great Beading Tips'
Books
'Cash From Square Foot Gardening'(Soft Cover)
'Practical Guide For The Amateur Naturalist' (Hardcover)
Orth's 'All About Landscaping'
Mariann

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 9:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

enie menie mighty moe, which box will I end up with, I don't know..."L"

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 12:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

Bumping this up

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 3:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

OK, for my box so far I have:

2 skeins of pink baby blanket yarn
2 skeins of white baby blanket yarn
1 Plaster Green Frog for garden decor
1 terracotta sun face for garden decor
a boat load of back issue Bon Appetit magazines
1 vanilla scented candle jar
1 pumpkin pie scented candle jar
Ice scating Snow men pot holder and matching kitchen towel

I will be sorting through my seeds and adding lots of those to the box too. I will also continue to scout around for some fun things that my partner might like. I will be digging and dividing some of my tulip bulbs this week and will be adding some of those to the box as well.

here's a few pics from this spring:

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

Great Box Tracy!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 7:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Thank you Mariann! I am drooling over your box. Crossing my fingers and hoping it ends up at my house! LOL!

:0)

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 8:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

I'll post swap Pal's in the afternoon tomorrow. It's been such a long day! I'm not doing much tomorrow, but cleaning the house and catching up with everything I've fallen behind in. So, this is extended until tomorrow morning! Post your boxes quickly!

Deb

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 11:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Sorry I'm late guys!! Busy weekend extended into Monday!
Deb, I'm going to PM my box contents to you so it can be a SURPRISE!!!

Joan

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 10:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

Ok,
I've been reading the thread over to see if I could get any "hints" of what everyone is interested in.
Both Linda and Robin said they wanted a 'surprise' box.

Linda sends to Robin, Robin sends to Linda!
Tracy sends to Mariann, Mariann sends to Tracy!
Joan sends to Deb, Deb sends to Joan!

Get in contact with your swap Pal and exchange addresses. Mail packages out when your ready- but let's finish this up before the end of the month. ALL PACKAGES NEED TO BE MAILED BY Sept. 30th.
Post when your box is mailed out and received. Also, post the contents of the box, we love hearing what you received!

Thanks for joining the swap! This one certainly was a 'quicky' LOL!

Hugs,
Deb

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 6:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

YEAH....Tracy it's you and me girl!!
Mariann

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 7:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Woo HOO Mariann! I can't wait! I have something coming that I want to add before it hits the road. It should be by the 30th without a problem though:o)

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 10:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

I'm really organized with this swap! ;)
My box is packed and ready to go to Joan! I'm heading off to the post office now- USPS# 0307 0020 0003 4319 3791.

I have several swap boxes going out today, so I'm finally caught up with everything. :)

Joan,
I hope you really enjoy my package!

Deb

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 1:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

okay, I'm back from the beach and ready to pack up my box. I have Robin's addy and I sent her mine!.."rubbing my hands together"

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 10:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Deb, I know I'm going to LOVE it! Can't wait!
I have almost all of yours together!! Hope you like it!

Joan

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 9:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

Tracy-Your box is going in the mail today. I sealed it before I knew it was going to you so there is no card. I always like to send cards with my boxes. Also it weighs 12 lbs.!
DC# 0103 8555 7495 1624 9648
Mariann

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 9:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Woo hoo! My order came in today so I will be shipping your box out on Monday Mariann! I keep adding little things to it. :o)

Wait, did you say 12 pounds?! OMGoodness! I better borrow my son's weight belt for when the mailman gets here! LOL! I can't wait for it to get here. Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 7:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Mariann, your box will be on it's way tomorrow! DC# 0301 8555 7496 3289 3534. Total weight was just under 20 pounds!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 1:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Heh heh, Mariann, I forgot to pack the frog in the first box. He won't fit anyway so here is the dc # for Mr. Frog: 0103 8555 7495 9111 4275.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 7:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Mariann, Thank you so much! Your box got here this afternoon and Wow! These books are amazing! I can't wait to start cross stitching again this winter and make some pretty ribbon clips for my little girl.

The horticulture books look great. I love the square foot gardening. I've always wanted to try that. The kids are very interested in the butterfly and dragonfly baking clay.

Thank you again! I love all these books and can't wait to try some of these great crafts and learn some more gardening tips! You're the best!

Tracy

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 6:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

my box is going out today, I"ll post the confirmation when I come back.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 11:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Deb,
I got the books Saturday and I LOVE THEM!!! Thanks again.
Yours is going out today, will post conf# later.

Joan

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 11:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

Tracy-Glad everything arrived. I do have more OG's if you are interested at some later date.
Mariann

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 1:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Deb,
Your conf# is 0306 2400 0003 0183 0048

I put you some surprises in there. :)

Joan

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 2:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

okay Robin, here's your number #0308 0730 0000 5993 9187 ...it's winging it's way to you!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 11:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

This swap was fun!
I'll let you know Joan, when my box arrives! I'm excited! ;)

Deb

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 12:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
galium

Tracy-My boxes arrived today. I love Mr. Froggy! He's so cute. I'll enjoy reading the Bon Appetit mags. when I'm finished with them I'll pass them on to Carol. I never expected the Tulip bulbs they were a wonderful surprise. I didn't order any this year. I'm afraid the tera cotta sun didn't make the trip. I was hoping I could glue it back together but it was in little pieces. I've had that happen to me too. Your boxes really brightened up my day! I can't wait to burn the candles.

Hugs,
Mariann

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 4:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

MMMM...candles! I need to pick up a few yummy, festive scents for fall!
Very nice boxes so far!

Deb

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 5:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracyvine(6 NE Ohio)

Oh Mariann! I'm so sorry the sun got broken! I marked fragile on there so many times and even said a little prayer that it was packed well enough. Sigh, well at least Mr. Froggy made you smile! Be careful with those magazines. There are some really good recipes in there that will go straight to you hips! I know they're on mine.

I love the tulips and hope you do too. I am doing a purple and white themed tulip bed for next spring. Can't wait to see them bloom.

Deb, thanks for hosting this! It was a great idea. I can't wait to see what everyone else gets.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 8:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Yooo hooo!!!! Deb!
It's says your package arrived at Bridgeview at 3:39 AM today!!! Hope it delivers to you today!

Joan

    Bookmark   October 2, 2008 at 10:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
debbya_gw(z4IL)

Hi Joan,
Yes, my package did arrive! I was so busy putting up Fall stuff that I wore myself out! I was going online later, and ended up watching the VP debate, and fell asleep! I did tape it though. ;)
Your package was wonderful! I loved the baking crock/dish. Joan sent me a 'cooking' package, with the cutest dark blue winter 'snow' themed crock that can go in the oven up to 500*, plus freezer too! It came with a glass trivet, and a matching ornament! Joan also sent tomatoes, peppers! Also veggie seeds and a mini chopper, gardening mags!
Oh, almost forgot- 2 plants, one Kale and one cabbage.

Joan,
THANKS so much for the neat box! I'm taking a break in few minutes and reading one of your magazines!
This swap was so much fun! I loved my gardening/cooking package!

Deb

    Bookmark   October 3, 2008 at 1:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I think this whole swap was a great idea!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2008 at 1:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ejmoore510(7)

Oh great!! I was starting to get worried! I watched the debate last night too.
I'm glad you liked everything. I really had fun getting it all together for you. I didn't know if you had a veggie garden and were still getting fresh tomatoes & peppers, but I figured you can never have too many of them!
Thanks again for letting me join this swap. It really was alot of fun.

Joan

    Bookmark   October 3, 2008 at 2:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
robin1962-2008(6)

Linda,I sent your box on Saturdy.Confirmation number is03081400000170790321.When I was at the post office ,my mail carrier flagged me down to give me the package you sent me!!I LOVE IT!!!I can use everything in it!I can`t wait to try the crewel kit.I`ve never tried that before and it`s so pretty.I love to cross stitch too. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Robin

    Bookmark   October 5, 2008 at 10:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I'm so glad! I was worried that maybe you didn't know how to cross stitch..."L" I figure that you'd just have to learn!
I"ll keep an eye out for your box.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2008 at 9:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

Robin, I received your box today. I can't believe how well we were matched. I can use, read and plant everything! Wonderful box! Thanks so much!!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2008 at 11:48AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
OBF Swap Hosting list for 2015
(copied over from brittneysgran/Shirley's post) Please...
ruthz
NEW: Garden Seed Swap - Flowers, etc...
Hello, I would like to host a seed swap for flowers...
oliviarosaline
NEW: Big one time seed swap
Big One Time seed swap. Everything from Flowers to...
suzydaze
NEW: New Year's Theme Swap
It's that time of year for New Beginnings and a fresh...
mcc371
Garden Web messaging is back without having to follow one another!
Below I'm copying phylis's post from The Seed Exchange. Go...
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™